Few EU countries effectively record antisemitic incidents - EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)

Few EU countries effectively record antisemitic incidents - EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)
14/11/2021
  • Large data gaps remain – few EU countries effectively record antisemitic incidents leading to comprehensive official data. Some countries (Hungary and Portugal) do not collect any official data at all.

    Large data gaps remain – few EU countries effectively record antisemitic incidents leading to comprehensive official data. Some countries (Hungary and Portugal) do not collect any official data at all, shows the latest annual overview of antisemitic incidents from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

    Covid-19 – antisemitism, especially online, grew during the pandemic. At the same time, FRA’s survey consistently show that antisemitic acts are heavily under-reported. Such gaps in official data continue to hide the true picture.

    National strategies – only 13 EU countries have national strategies or action plans to tackle anti-Jewish acts. Six countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary and the Netherlands) established cooperation mechanisms with civil society organisations to collect data on antisemitic incidents.

    IHRA definition – an increasing number of countries are using the working definition of antisemitism developed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

    FRA’s overview looks at data from international, governmental and non-governmental sources across all EU countries as well as Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia. It compiles available data from 1 January 2010 until 31 December 2020.